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    Updated on Jul 27, 2020. Posted on Jul 19, 2020

    26 Efficient Summer Cleaning Products Reviewers Absolutely Love

    Get your grill, patio, and pool squeaky clean with these handy tidying essentials.

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    1. A basic pool maintenance kit, so you can remove floating leaves, dirt, and lil' critters from your above-ground pool before you swim. You'll get a vacuum head with a reusable debris bag and a surface skimmer pole for easy, effortless cleaning.

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    Promising review: "Wasn't sure what to expect for this basically low-cost maintenance kit, but surprisingly worked great at getting all the cottonwood seeds off the bottom of our pool as well as small pebbles. Would highly recommend if you don't want to spend big bucks on a pool vacuum system." —Kay Arterburn

    Get it from Amazon for $56.99.

    2. A car vent *and* duct cleaner, because you would actually like to enjoy your vehicle's AC without a musty smell. Curb stinky odor and cool down while you drive, thanks to this formula's clean scent.

    Hand sprays can of Armor All Car Air Freshener and Cleaner to clean vents inside a black vehicle
    Amazon

    Promising review: "The AC ducts in my car get a musty stale smell, this is what happens in Florida when you don't use your car much and every time you do use it the AC is on. Then you park it in the garage for weeks and the moisture and humidity builds up in the ducts. This is the first product I have used that totally eliminated the smell." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $4.97+ (available in four scents).

    3. A grill cleaner that'll get to work on burger drippings and more food remains after a BBQ. Spray, wait a minute or two, and wipe away burned-on stains. No more scrubbing for hours before you throw kebabs or patties on the grill again.

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    Promising review: "I tried six different products before trying this one and by far, this is the best one of all. I am the type of person who prefers cleaning the grill immediately after grilling. It loosens the debris off the grates easily and comes off easily. I like easy practical cleaning without the need to spend much time scrubbing. Try it, you will not regret it." —Fmcasado

    Get it from Amazon for $6.95.

    4. An all-purpose power scrubber cleaning kit, so you can get rid of gross grime stuck in shower door tracks, tubs, and sinks during the summer months. Use the kit's three brushes with a cordless grill to clean different surfaces in your bathroom.

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    Promising review: "I'm not a lazy person normally, but when it comes to cleaning my bathroom, I can find just about any reason you could think off to do it another time. It got so bad that I went on Amazon looking specifically for a power scrubber. I received this kit and immediately got the cordless drill out. Think power waxing but in the bathroom!" —DJ

    Get it from Amazon for $14.95+ (available in six colors).

    5. A carpet cleaning solution you'll want to have on hand for messes made by your fur babies. Muddy footprints and pee stains don't deserve a place in your living room, especially when it's so dang hot outside and the last thing you want to do is tidy up.

    Reviewer's revived carpet (no more stains!) after using the same carpet cleaning solution
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    Promising review: "Holy smokes, this is a miracle cleaner! My crazy dogs hate the rain and they have one spot that they always go on when they decide they are not going outside. I have cleaned the spot probably 100 times. I cleaned this area one time with this cleaner and my spot steam cleaner and it is completely gone! The stain and smell are 100 percent gone, not just covered up like before, completely and absolutely gone." —PLLane

    Get it from Amazon for $19.97+ (also available in a larger bottle).

    6. A robot vacuum cleaner to suck up pet hair, food crumbs, and dirt around your living space: If your cat or dog is shedding a lot during the summer, this small gadget will help minimize fur clumps indoors.

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    Promising review: "Literally one of the best items I’ve bought off of Amazon. I have an English bulldog and now that summer is approaching, he’s shedding his winter coat. I let this baby go one round through my kitchen and all the hair is gone! It was able to pick up all the hair in one round while it would’ve taken me two rounds of sweeping! Don’t waste your time on other models and buy this one!" —hayden

    Get it from Amazon for $219.99 (available in two colors).

    7. A rust stain remover for gross yellow spots ruining your sink, drain, and shower walls. This formula can help by penetrating the toughest stains and getting your tub squeaky clean.

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    Promising review: "Iron Out was literally spray, spray, and spray, wipe to spread the product evenly, and walk away. It started working almost immediately. I went and made a pot of coffee, played with the dog for a few minutes, and by the time I came back my shower was white! Holy wizardry! Seriously it was more work to clean the mirror over the vanity than use this product."—Jessica B.

    Get a 16-ounce bottle from Amazon for $4.98.

    8. An odor eliminator for grassy areas in your backyard, so your doggo's go-to pee spot doesn't reek while you're soaking up the sun or grilling up food outdoors. It even works on pet poop and vomit stains.

    Reviewer's dogs play with a plush red toy while sitting on artificial grass treated with an odor eliminator
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    Promising review: "We have three German Shepherds who are (evidently) winning some sort of elimination contest. We pick up daily, but you can't pick up urine. By end of summer each year, it's a nightmare. We applied this with a garden hose and one bottle was enough for the whole yard and our patio. It immediately removed any and all smells. I thought perhaps it would wear off quickly but it remains odor-free. I'm going to treat weekly and I'm now a convert." —Rob and Glo Carroll

    Get it from Amazon for $25.49.

    9. An electric pressure washer, so your driveway and patio can be free from water stains, mud tracks, and more debris left by summer storms. With two detergent tanks and a garden hose adapter, you'll be ~walking on sunshine~ in no time.

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    Promising review: "Power washer was delivered Monday, it’s Wednesday and I have washed two cars, cleaned driveway and side walks, cleaned back fence and the work keeps piling up, everything I see now needs to be cleaned! This little dude does not back down, plenty of power and it's surprising not too loud. Soap dispensers work great, and the tips are easy to change." —Mar

    Get it from Amazon for $149.

    10. A disposer foaming cleanser, because when was the last time you ~actually~ cleaned out eggshells and other scraps from your kitchen disposer? Your stinky drain will thank you for this foamy (and super clean) treatment, which will give your sink a super fresh scent during the warmer months.

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    Promising review: "I am super impressed with these! You just drop it in the disposal, run a thin stream of water, and turn on the disposal. It foamed up and burned right through all the grease in my disposal. It smells so much better too! I was a bit unsure at first, but it actually worked super well." —Movieluver

    Get a pack of four from Amazon for $7.02+ (available in four different packs).

    11. An outdoor cleaner that'll make your stained walkway look like it was just redone: Use it on cement or stone surfaces that need a glow-up and you'll finally get to show off the outside of your house again.

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    Promising review: "I used the outdoor cleaner in a spray bottle to clean algae from my concrete bird baths. Tip the water out, spray the cleaner, let it sit a few minutes, and wash it out with a hose. Clean as a whistle. Love not having to use a scrub brush to clean algae from around the raised, ornamental parts inside the bird bath bowl." —Texas Bookworm

    Get it from Amazon for $7.62.

    12. An all-purpose cleaning vinegar for gross messes on your picnic table and outdoor benches. Made for multiple surfaces, this formula leaves a sparkling finish and no residue. Yep, you can remove leftover ketchup and margarita spills, thanks to this handy cleaning essential.

    Bottle of Aunt Fannie's All Purpose Cleaning Vinegar
    Amazon

    Promising review: "Love this product! It smells great and does a fantastic job of removing any grease and food from the counters and other kitchen areas." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $8.49 (available in three scents).

    13. A patio furniture cleaner, because you don't want to have a view of bird poo while you read or enjoy a cold drink on your deck. Safe for wicker, wood, and other surfaces, this formula fights stains, removes grease, and doesn't leave streaks.

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    Promising review: "It took off all the grime and restored our patio furniture to a like new finish. I liked it so much that I bought a second bottle to clean the spa cover. Will use this for many cleanup projects around the house." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $13.10.

    14. A biodegradable stain remover that'll (gasp!) remove all those icky sweat and ice pop stains from your summer clothes. No scrubbing is required, just drop a little on your garments and it'll do the dirty work for you.

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    Promising review: "My client accidentally spilled chocolate all over my brand-new summer shirt! I was devastated until I got home and saw the spot remover in the laundry room cupboard! I tried and instantly the stain just disappeared! I bought three more bottles, it's just an absolutely great product!" —Amazon Customer

    Get a pack of two from Amazon for $12.19.

    15. Water bottle cleaning tablets to remove stubborn streaks and odors from your fave tumblers. These tiny tablets are chlorine-free and easily dissolve, so you can stay hydrated and not drink out of stinky container.

    Model drops a Bottle Bright Cleaning Tablet into a blue iridescent water bottle
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    Promising review: "I used my first few tabs on my insulated water bottles to just wash/refresh and I didn’t realize how amazing these bad boys really are. We used them in an insulated metal travel coffee cup thing that was stained black inside and after soaking about two hours in hot water, it looked completely brand new again. I don’t know what kind of black magic is packed into these little tablets, but they’re totally worth every penny." —jtobair

    Get a 12-pack from Amazon for $8.

    For more amazing cleaning essentials, check out "27 Cleaning Products So Good, They Could Seriously Be Magic."

    16. A pet hair remover broom, so you can sweep up all of your pet's fur from the porch or patio and not have to lug a clunky vacuum outdoors.

    Reviewer's black and yellow pet hair remover broom sweeps gray fur and food crumbs from kitchen tiles
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    This cleaning tool works like a magnet and picks up fur from carpets, hardwood, and more surfaces.

    Promising review: "Y’all. This broom changed my life. My dog sheds like crazy and I have tile throughout the majority of the living space in my home so I’m constantly having to sweep, Swiffer, vacuum, etc. to keep it hair-free. Well my friends, this broom darn well came close to getting all the hair off my tile, even did an amazing job getting hair off the rug. My mind is blown." —samsamsurecan

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99.

    17. An instant stain remover spray, because mold and mildew don't deserve a hangout spot on your patio furniture, bird bath, or cute outdoor sculptures. It removes stains from the toughest surfaces *and* doesn't require any scrubbing.

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    Promising review: "I have a small three tier water fountain in my patio, naturally the birds in the community have come to rely upon it for drinking and bathing. I literally sprayed this product and walked away, I actually left it on overnight, I got busy with other tasks. When I checked back all of the mold was gone, everything, with no damage to the painted stucco wall or cement and no scrubbing literally spray and leave." —Mark

    Get it from Amazon for $16.99+ (available in four sizes).

    18. A desktop air purifier that'll filter out pesky summer allergens lurking around your house. Dust, pet dander, and pollen don't stand a chance with this device, which has a three-stage cleaning system and a removable grill. Buh-bye sneezing and watery eyes.

    A white desktop air purifier next to a clear vase with yellow flowers
    Wayfair

    Promising review: "My seasonal allergies recently kicked in and my doctor suggested getting an air purifier. This has worked tremendously so far to cut down on my symptoms." —Wayfair Customer

    Get it from Wayfair for $52.99.

    19. A set of cleaning sponges for tough-to-tackle stains on picnic benches and patio tables. Just add water and you'll make marker scribbles, soap scum, and grease disappear from your backyard hangout areas.

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    Promising review: "I love these sponges. I use them in the kitchen, the bathroom, and on the sides of the pool. But the use I like the best is to clean my vinyl wood floors. They get the spots and footprints off quickly without damaging the floor. I've use mops but they didn't remove what everyone had tracked in without pressing down really hard. These work quickly and efficiently." —D. Morales

    Get a 20-pack from Amazon for $10.95.

    20. A Blueland Multi-Surface Starter Set that'll help tackle stubborn grease and grime whenever you're cooking summer meals. Whether you're marinating meat or churning ice cream, it has you covered with a reusable cleaning bottle and three dissolvable tablets that make wiping surfaces a breeze.

    Clear Blueland reusable cleaning bottle and yellow Fresh Lemon tablet on a white countertop
    Blueland

    You'll also make your summer cleaning routine more eco-friendly: Blueland's multi-surface tablets are free from parabens and phosphates and they have a heavenly lemon scent.

    Promising review: "My kitchen has been spotless and smelling great since changing over. No streaks, spots, or residue. Goes on easy, works great, and leaves my kitchen looking and smelling great instead of chemical smell." —Blueland Customer

    Get it from Blueland for $16.

    21. A garbage guard, so you can keep bugs *out* of your trash when the weather warms up. It sticks to the side of your trash can and contains a vapor that shields your food remains from infestations. No more flies around your banana peels or veggie scraps.

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    Promising review: "Got an outdoor can, the kind the mechanical arm on the garbage truck picks up and tips over, with the lid opening by gravity. Placed this on the inside of the lid, near the hinge to lessen the chances of it being scraped off during emptying and no flies/maggots! No apparent odor, just seems to put a big hurt on the fly party that used to be my trash can (litter box contents, remnants of meat, etc.) " —Michael E. Bradley

    Get it from Amazon for $8.61.

    22. A mini power scrubber to get your golf clubs, car tires, and bathroom tiles sparkling again. With oscillating heads that pulse and continuously scrub, you won't have to spend hours trying to get dirt and mud off of surfaces.

    Hand holds red mini power scrubber while cleaning the front part of a golf club
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    Promising review: "This product is amazing. I used this for the grout lines, and I used the corner attachment for corners. It was amazing. It got gunk and grime off the grout that has been there for years. I even used these to scrub the cabinet doors, around the toilet, etc. and they were really, really great. You have to put the right amount of pressure on the brush, but once you do, it's *wonderful.*" —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $15.99.

    23. Deodorizing fizzy tabs, so your toilet can be free from stinky odors when it's hot indoors. Just place one of these babies in the toilet, let it fizz up, and then flush. You don't have to use that gross toilet brush again to get the job done.

    Brown package of lavender fizzy tabs that says "Pardo Naturals" on the front
    Pardo Naturals

    You can also use in the garbage disposal!

    Get a pack of fizzy tabs from Pardo Naturals for $8 (available in five scents).

    24. A hard water stain remover, because your bathroom's humid environment could be taking a toll on your shower door. Mineral stains and water spots will be the last thing you have to think about next time you want to wash your hair or shave.

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    Promising review: "When we moved into our new place, the shower doors looked like they had never been cleaned before. I tried at least 10 different products and methods to removing the hard water spots but nothing even made a dent. Bio Clean however was like a magic eraser! I scrubbed each door for about 10 minutes and it was incredible! I’ve never written a cleaning product review before but this one is worth every penny." —Shane B

    Get it from Amazon for $16.99.

    25. A high-reach dusting kit to get hard-to-reach areas in your home spick and span. Put that step stool away and use this handy tool to wipe away dust and debris from wall vents, your AC, and ceiling fans. Yes to a breathable *and* dust-free space!

    Homeowner uses high-reach dusting kit to wipe away dust from a painting with a vase and fruit over a fireplace
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    You can reach up to 20 feet with this kit, which comes with three dusting attachments!

    Promising review: "This is exactly what I needed to clean the vents on my ceiling! I needed a retractable duster that could store easily in our small apartment, but is also sturdy enough to reach 15 feet without being hard to control. With this product I can literally sit on my couch and clean the vent from across the room (only joking, but pretty impressed). The attachments all fit well on the pole, and the angle attachment is great since our ceiling is angled." —Stephanie B.

    Get it from Amazon for $49.99+(available in three lengths).

    26. Eyeglass cleaner, because your summer shades may have way too many smudges from sunscreen and finger prints. This plant-based spray gently removes stains and comes with a cloth cleaner for delicate lenses.

    Reviewer's clean black sunglasses after using the eyeglass cleaner
    Amazon

    Promising review: "This stuff is pretty amazing! I was hesitant due to the fact that it has no alcohol or well known ingredient for cleaning glasses. But I was amazed out how well it cleans my expensive glasses and sunglasses! And without streaking." —Amazon Customer

    Get a pack of four from Amazon for $8.99.

    You, tidying like a pro even if it's way too hot outside...

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